"I want to feel like my past has counted for something."

Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis and Drama Actress A-List Tackle Race, Sexism, Aging in Hollywood by Stacey Wilson Hunt, The Hollywood Reporter

Viola Davis:

"I've been doing this for 27 years. I've performed in basements, churches, off-Broadway. I want the work to reflect my level of gifts and talent. I don't want it to reflect my color, my sex or my age. That's what I want most."

I hear you, buddy.

And by "buddy", I mean, "Ms. Davis", madam.